DC Sustainable Energy Utility
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Contracting Opportunities

The DCSEU is committed to working with District businesses to help residents and business save money and energy. Throughout each Fiscal Year, which begins October 1 and ends September 30, the DCSEU releases Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Qualifications (RFQs), and Invitations to Bid (ITBs) for contracting opportunities. See below for current opportunities and check back often for updates. View an archive of RFPs, RFQs, and ITBs.

Residential Heating and Cooling Participating Contractors

HVAC Contractors that are licensed in Washington, DC are welcome to apply to be a Participating Contractor. Contractors must be a Participating Contractor in order to offer the DCSEU Residential Heating, Cooling, and Water Heating rebates to their DC residential customers. Interested contractors should submit the following documents to proposals@dcseu.com.

  • Master Gas Fitting and Plumbing license to offer Heating and Water Heating rebates
  • Refrigeration/AC license to offer Cooling rebates

The DCSEU will review licenses, and then request the following documents from contractors:

  • Signed copy of DCSEU Contractor Participation Agreement 
  • Signed copy of DCSEU General Confidentiality Guidelines Memo
  • Certificate(s) of Insurance 
  • W-9
  • Vendor Intake Form

Please allow 3 business days for documents to be reviewed. Only HVAC equipment installed after the date contractors are enrolled as a DCSEU Participating Contractor is eligible for rebates.


RFPs released for Retail Lighting Promotion Program

The DCSEU has released 2 Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to manufacturers and retailers for joint retail promotions of qualifying energy-efficient light bulbs. Promotions will run October 2016 – September 17, 2017 and are contingent upon renewal of the DCSEU contract for FY2017.

Manufacturer-Retailer Negotiated Cooperative Promotion ENERGY STAR® Residential Lighting RFP

Manufacturer Turnkey Negotiated Cooperative Promotion ENERGY STAR® Residential Lighting RFP

Questions and Answers

Answers to all questions received by the deadline of 5:00 p.m. EDT Friday, August 19, 2016.

Responses to these RFPs must be delivered in full to the DCSEU by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 to mou@dcseu.com


Efficient Products RFP

The DCSEU is seeking a qualified service provider to fulfill the Negotiated Cooperative Promotion and mail-in rebate process. Service Providers should apply on http://portal.dcseu.com. More information will be available during the DCSEU's Indefinite Quantity Contract informational session. 

RFP and Attachments:

Efficient Products RFP (.pdf)
Attachment E: Efficient Products Scope of Work (.pdf)

Submitting Your Response

Responses must be submitted electronically via the web portal: http://portal.dcseu.com.

In order to submit to the web portal, please request a username by filling out the web form.

Responses are due by 5:00 p.m. EDT on August 29, 2016. 

If you have any questions about submitting your response, please call toll-free 1-877-328-4432.


FY 2017 Potential Service Providers

The DCSEU has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking Service Providers to potentially provide the DCSEU with service(s) for one or more of the following functional categories of work during Fiscal Year 2017*: 

  1. Low-Income Multifamily (LIMF)
  2. Commercial and Institutional (C&I)
  3. Low-Income Residential Services
  4. Renewable Energy
  5. Marketing
  6. IT Development

RFQ and Attachments:

Energy Efficiency and Support Services Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) (.pdf)

SUBMITTING YOUR RESPONSE

As stated in Section VI, responses must be submitted electronically via the DCSEU Contractor Web Portal. This portal will open for submissions on June 20, 2016. 

In order to submit to the web portal, please request a username by filling out the web form.

Responses are due by 5:00 p.m. EDT on July 8, 2016

If you have any questions about submitting your response, please call toll-free 1-877-328-4432. In addition, the financial solvency documents stated in Section VII, must be hand delivered or sent via certified mail, signature required to DC Sustainable Energy Utility, 80 M Street SE, Suite 310, Washington, DC 20003 and received by the DCSEU before a review of the submittal can take place.

*Contracts awarded in FY 2017 through this RFQ do not guarantee work. All work is contingent upon DCSEU FY 2017 contract award.

FY 2016 Potential Service Providers

The DCSEU has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking Service Providers to potentially provide the DCSEU with service(s) for one or more of the following functional categories of work during Fiscal Year 2016*: 

  1. Low-Income and Market-Rate Multifamily (LIMF)
  2. Commercial and Institutional (C&I)
  3. Residential Services
  4. Renewable Energy
  5. Marketing
  6. IT Development
  7. Staffing Augmentation
  8. District Emergency Equipment Replacement (DEER)

RFQ and Attachments:

Energy Efficiency and Support Services Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) (.pdf)

Information Session Presentations, Q&A

Submitting Your Response

As stated in Section VI, responses must be submitted electronically via the web portal: http://portal.dcseu.com.

In order to submit to the web portal, please request a username by filling out the web form.

Responses are due by 5:00 p.m. EDT on August 10, 2015.

If you have any questions about submitting your response, please call toll-free 1-877-328-4432. In addition, the financial solvency documents stated in Section VII, must be hand delivered or sent via certified mail, signature required to DC Sustainable Energy Utility, 80 M Street SE, Suite 310, Washington, DC 20003 and received by the DCSEU before a review of the submittal can take place. 

*Contracts awarded in FY 2016 through this RFQ do not guarantee work. All work is contingent upon DCSEU FY 2016 contract renewal.


RFPS RELEASED FOR RETAIL LIGHTING PROMOTION PROGRAM

The DCSEU has released 2 Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to manufacturers and retailers for joint retail promotions of qualifying energy-efficient light bulbs. Promotions will run October 2015 – September 30, 2016 and are contingent upon renewal of the DC SEU contract for FY 2016.

Manufacturer-Retailer Negotiated Cooperative Promotion ENERGY STAR® Residential Lighting RFP

Request for Proposals for Manufacturer-Retailer Lighting Promotion (pdf)

Manufacturer Turnkey Negotiated Cooperative Promotion ENERGY STAR® Residential Lighting RFP

Request for Proposals for Manufacturer-Turnkey Lighting RFP (pdf)

Manufacturer-Retailer and Manufacturer-Turnkey Lighting Promotion FAQ

All questions relating to these RFPs will be accepted via e-mail to mou@dcseu.com up to 5:00 p.m. EDT Friday, July 24, 2015. Answers to all questions received by this deadline will be posted to the DCSEU website (www.dcseu.com) no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT, on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.
Responses to these RFPs must be delivered in full to the DCSEU by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 to mou@dcseu.com.


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